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Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Lowest Rated: 50% Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1879

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A member of America's multi-generational acting dynasty, Ethel Barrymore established herself as "the first lady of the American stage" prior to following her brothers, Lionel and John, to the land of Hollywood and motion pictures. After paying her dues with smaller roles on the stages of New York and further honing her craft abroad in the U.K., Barrymore became a bona fide Broadway star with her 1901 performance in "Captain Jinx of the Horse Marines." So popular was she during her heyday, that her good-humored admonition to persistent theater audiences wanting another curtain call - "That's all there is, there isn't any more," became an oft-quoted catchphrase throughout the 1920s and '30s. Barrymore's five-year dalliance with silent films in the late-teens was pushed aside in favor of theater and family. A chance to work with both Lionel and John lured her back in front of cameras for "Rasputin and the Empress" (1932), although not for long. Her final, permanent return to film came 11 years later, at the behest of Cary Grant, with whom she co-starred in "None But the Lonely Heart" (1944). The role won her an Academy Award and paved the way for more turns, usually as stern but caring maternal figures, in films like "The Spiral Staircase" (1946), "The Paradine Case" (1947) and "Pinky" (1949). Immortalized as the namesake of Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Barrymore's legacy lived on with her memorable film roles and the career of great-niece, Drew Barrymore, who carried on the family tradition.

Highest rated movies

100% Moonrise
100% The Farmer's Daughter
90% Young at Heart
88% Portrait of Jennie
86% The Spiral Staircase
78% Deadline U.S.A.
77% The Paradine Case
67% Pinky

Photos

JUST FOR YOU, Natalie Wood, Ethel Barrymore, 1952 KIND LADY, (clockwise from bottom), Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury, 1951 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, Ethel Barrymore, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, (front row), Anne Shirley, Jean Parker, (back row), Ralph Morgan, Tad Alexander, Ethel Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, Ethel Barrymore, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, Ethel Barrymore (seated), John Barrymore (right) on set, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, from left: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, from left: John Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, Ethel Barrymore on set, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, facing front from left: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore on set, 1932 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, John Barrymore (left), Ralph Morgan as Czar Nicholas II (rear), seated from left: Ethel Barrymore as Czarina Alexandra, Tad Alexander, Lionel Barrymore as Rasputin (right), 1932 THAT MIDNIGHT KISS, Ethel Barrymore, Kathryn Grayson, 1949 NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART, Ethel Barrymore, 1944 NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART, Ethel Barrymore, 1944 DEADLINE - U.S.A., Ethel Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart, 1952. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. JOHNNY TROUBLE, Ethel Barrymore, Stuart Whitman, 1957 NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART, Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, 1944. THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, Ethel Barrymore, 1946 NIGHT SONG, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, 1948 RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Tad Alexander, Lionel Barrymore, 1932 THE PARADINE CASE, Ann Todd, Joan Tetzel, Gregory Peck, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Coburn, Charles Laughton, 1947

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Trouble Katherine Chandler/Nana (Character) - 1957
90% 78% Young at Heart Aunt Jessie Tuttle (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 57% The Story of Three Loves Mrs. Hazel Pennicott (Character) - 1953
78% 73% Deadline U.S.A. Margaret Garrison (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 67% Just for You Alida De Bronkhart (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% The Secret of Convict Lake Granny (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% It's a Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 63% Kind Lady Mary Herries (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 64% The Red Danube Mother Superior (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 43% That Midnight Kiss Abigail Trent Budell (Character) - 1949
67% 72% Pinky Miss Em (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 48% The Great Sinner Grandmother Ostrovsky (Character) - 1949
100% 72% Moonrise Grandma (Character) - 1948
88% 85% Portrait of Jennie Miss Spinney (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moss Rose Lady Margaret Drego (Character) - 1947
77% 48% The Paradine Case Lady Sophie Horfield (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Song Miss Willey (Character) - 1947
100% 77% The Farmer's Daughter Agatha Morley (Character) - 1947
86% 78% The Spiral Staircase Mrs. Warren (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 53% None but the Lonely Heart Ma Mott (Character) - 1944
50% 50% Rasputin and the Empress Czarina Alexandra (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Raven Nan Baldwin (Character) - 1917

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952